Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

265 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 336 comments, and 26 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Hunter in the Hallway

I awoke to soft light in the hallway outside my room. Soft greenness pulsed faintly about chest high…

Published 3 months ago.

Hounded

Daryl scrubbed at his skin wishing it were lighter. White would be good but no amount of bleach woul…

Published 3 months ago.

She Didn't Even Know Why Anymore

Doctor Tanner waited until the clock read 8:00 before approaching Darlene. She was munching on baby …

Published 3 months ago.

Just Because You Don't See It--

“Do you have a wallet?”

I looked at the girl without comprehension, my mind focused on the fact tha…

Published 3 months ago.

The Other Shoe

Three of us rode north in my 2002 Camry. Sometimes it felt too small, but having recently been in a …

Published 3 months ago.

Hollowing Out

The inside of the tent was dark and cold and claustrophobic. Bree rolled over in her blanket, wrappi…

Published 3 months ago.

Intrusive Thoughts - Poetry - Rap

You sit and you smoke while I sit and I choke

and if I had a rope with a noose you'd never know

slid…

Published 3 months ago.

Creeping Doubt

I wonder if I'm unwanted. Am I the problem? I've always tried to make things better but I feel like …

Published 4 months ago.

Kaiju World: Earth - The Beginning

Streaking down from the heavens, long tailed comets signaled the end of everything. Tears of blazing…

Published 4 months ago.

The First War of Power, pt 2

A man placed his hand on the woman's shoulder and asked, “Where is Mhum-Ma?”

The leader of the left…

Published 4 months ago.

The First War of Power, pt 1

The two sides met, one coming from stone huts and arbitrary rules, the other from ravaged forests, a…

Published 4 months ago.

Acceptance

Jennifer waited expectantly for an answer while staring at her phone. Her mum had warned her about t…

Published 4 months ago.

The Decline and Fall of the New Roman Empire

I feel like I am a single cell in some great dying beast. It thrashes and the earth bleeds thickly, …

Published 4 months ago.

On Music

There are times when music reaches me. I'm open to it, vulnerable to a melody, a drum beat, or even …

Published 4 months ago.

Waking Up

The music grew louder as the pattern repeated. Drawing Adrian across the boundary that separated sle…

Published 4 months ago.

Robert Quick

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ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
slapdashmonuments
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
zxvasdf
THX0477
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Ary
Lampyris Noctiluca

Followers 21

HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
slapdashmonuments
Escapist
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
rhubarb_j
GradualUprising
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca